39 more terrorists, 10 soldiers killed in Swat -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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39 more terrorists, 10 soldiers killed in Swat

ISLAMABAD: Thirty-nine more militants and 10 soldiers were killed in clashes between security forces and the Taliban militants in the Swat Valley on Friday.

A news update, issued by the ISPR on the ongoing operation in Swat and other adjoining mountainous areas, said 10 soldiers embraced Shahadat and 24 others were injured during the operation.

Security forces secured and consolidated their positions at Chuprial near Matta. During the process of consolidation, a fierce firefight took place between security forces and the terrorists. As a result, eight soldiers embraced Shahadat and 13 others were injured.

In retaliation, security forces killed 39 terrorists and their bodies were lying at the site of the gunbattle.While securing the areas around Kabal, an exchange of fire between security forces and the militants took place. Resultantly, two soldiers embraced Shahadat and eight others were injured. However, casualties suffered by the terrorists could not be ascertained. The terrorists also targeted security forces near Charbagh, as a result of which three soldiers were injured.

The death tolls provided by the ISPR could not be verified independently.Two tribal Jirgas, comprising around 135 notables hailing from Takar in Shangla and nearby villages, met the local commander. They appreciated the efforts of security forces and extended their full support to the Army operations against the terrorists.

As far as relief activities are concerned, 53 trucks carrying provisions for locals of Kalam were escorted by security forces back to their homes.Internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Kalam have been asked to report to the Nadra Centre in Besham as security forces have made arrangements for their transportation to Kalam and surrounding areas.

Six trucks loaded with rations and non-food items, including one truckload of medicines, were distributed among the stranded people of Charbagh and other areas of the Swat Valley.Five NLC water bowzers will deliver 27,000 litres of water each on daily basis to the IDPs at the Yar Hussain Camp in Mardan.

Two Army water bowzers will deliver 4,500 litres of water daily to the IDPs at the Government High School Par Hoti, Mardan.So far, 1,155 tons of rations have been issued by the Army to the IDPs, including 373 tons for distribution in Shangla district and 210 tons for Mingora and Charbagh.

Source: The News

Date:6/14/2009